"It is our firm conviction that Dr. Dew embodies the DNA of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary."
Dr. James K. “Jamie” Dew Jr. has been elected by the trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to serve as the school’s ninth president.
“It is our firm conviction that Dr. Dew embodies the DNA of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,” Cox continued. “We believe he will make a great president and will bring out the best in the next generation of Southern Baptists.”
Dr. Dew has strong academic credentials including two Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees – one from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) in Wake Forest, N. C., and another from the University of Birmingham, UK. He comes to NOBTS from his position as the Vice President for Undergraduate Studies and Distance Learning and as a member of the teaching faculty of SEBTS.
Married for eighteen years, Dr. Dew and Tara, his wife, are the parents of two sets of twins – Natalie and Nathan (12), and Samantha and Samuel (9). Tara Dew has strong academic credentials of her own. She earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from SEBTS focusing on the preparedness of pastors’ wives.